The Roundtable Announces Face to Face Subsidies for Upstate New York Arts Educators

The New York State Council on the Arts is supporting a new initiative to provide subsidies to 27 Upstate Arts Education Professionals for Face to Face 2016. Parallel program for NYC-based unaffiliated teaching artists also offered.


The only event of its kind in NYC and the largest in the state, Face to Face is a professional development conference for arts administrators, teaching artists, and others interested in the field of arts in education. The conference strives to demonstrate effective teaching and learning strategies for practitioners in the field of arts in education, as well as to provide forums for discussion of other critical issues such as policy and advocacy, assessment, fundraising, and organizational management. The conference encompasses approximately 35 break-out sessions, keynotes, a plenary session, and two networking events.

Face to Face is held over two days in April at The City College of New York, Shepard Hall. Each year, the conference committee selects a theme which informs choices on keynote speakers and the focal point for the conversation. For example, for the April 2015 conference, the keynote address and the plenary explored arts education in the context of community development.

Upstate Outreach Project (including Long Island)

With the support of the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is offering 27 subsidies to qualified upstate arts educators to attend Face to Face 2016. Each subsidy includes the following:

• $150 travel subsidy from an upstate New York State location to NYC
• $150 accommodation subsidy
• $75 registration subsidy. (Registration rates range from $120 to $160 depending on member status and date or registration. Registration opens in mid-February 2016).

Recipients  must commit to attending the entire two-day conference, from 8:30 AM on Wednesday, April 27 to 4:15 PM on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Application Process

Eligible applicants must submit the application form and resumé by January 25, 6:00 PM, 2016. Click here to access the RFP.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of arts education professionals based in upstate New York.

A parallel program is providing registration subsidies to ten unafiliated NYC teaching artists for Face to Face 2016. Click here for information and RFP.


This program is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature.



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